Bars and brownies are a great option when you want to bake a lot of cookies in a short amount of time. Another of their virtues is that they can be cut into any size you choose ― bite-size squares look elegant on a cookie plate, while bigger squares are the perfect partner to a tall glass of cold milk. Whether you crave chocolate and nuts or tangy lemon, you'll find plenty of options here, from fruit-filled bars and buttery blondies to classic dark chocolate brownies.
• Use a sharp knife to cut bars into squares or rectangles; if they're very moist or sticky, wipe the blade of the knife clean between each slice.
• Use a small spatula to remove bars from pan.
• If you're bringing brownies or bars to a party, cut them, then transport in their baking pan.
• For an easy dessert, top a brownie or bar with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of purchased chocolate or caramel sauce.